- Mathematica is growing and improving at an increasingly faster rate.
- The new Mathematica notebook will have nearly the same capacity found in LaTeX for creating static documents. However, is the dynamic capability what makes it revolutionary and much better than LaTeX.
- The Mathematica kernel is eventually going to support efficient tensor computation. These routines are going to be implemented in separated modules, so that Tensorial (the tensor package I develop with David Park and Jean-Francois Gouyet) will benefit from these new features. Moreover, now I have more ideas on how to independently improve Tensorial.
- The rendering of 3D images with CUDA is truly amazing and I am waiting to play with it when it gets implemented in the kernel. Now I also know that my next laptop has to have an NVidia graphics card.
- I am also waiting for the Mathematica plugin for web browsers, so that I can directly publish mathematica notebooks on the web without the need to export any html.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Returning from IMUC
I am finally writing again after my return from the magnificent International Mathematica User Conference 2009, where I learned about the features of the future Mathematica 8 and met many people. I am going to devote a series of entries about IMUC 2009, but some general observations and things that I learned are